Brrr - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by Vancoubeer:
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
this beer breaks all the rules for winter warmers due to the hopping instead of the spice that most in this category use.
A: It looks as it should. Its a deep mahogany but its filtered and is kind of disappointing but the lacing indicates some sticky hop acids.
Smell: Lots of toffee and caramel mixed with the citrus from the hops. The simcoe does not have that famous smell you hear about but its there and its actually nice mixed with the cascades. The notes mention dark chocolate malts but there is a hint of it here.
Taste: Well its definitely a malty winter beer but there is that really sweet citrus hop flavor from the Alchemy hops. Very interesting twist to this type of beer. Not my normal interest in this genre but its gonna grow on me. Very pleasant and the 7.2% is not there. You get that tingle in the back of your throat where you can tell its there.
Mouthfeel: Medium and its not as sticky as it seems from the lacing on the glass. Washed off by the carbonation making me want to taste more.
Overall: I would rate this higher because its so cheap and its very different from the genre and it does a very good job. I wish this was bottled in bigger bottles than just 12oz. Having to pay for a whole six pack at stores outside of bottle shops is annoying and when you shop for beers after they close, this is passed up unfortunately. But I am giving it a 4 because its really good. Hope Widmer bottles this next year in bigger bottles.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2011 05:54:17 | More by Vancoubeer
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